MTO, Road User Safety Division


The Road User Safety (RUS) Division is responsible for licensing, inspection and operations related to personal and commercial vehicles. Relevant departments include the Carrier Safety and Enforcement Branch (CSEB) and Regional Operations Branch. 

The CSEB promotes the safe operation of commercial vehicles in Ontario. It regulates commercial driver behaviour and vehicles, monitors and improves compliance levels and manages enforcement. The CSEB includes the Carrier Enforcement Program (CPE) Office responsible for managing the roadside enforcement program, the Carrier Safety and Pollicy Office responsible drafting relevant legislation, and the Carrier Sanctions & Investigations Office responsible for monitoring carrier performance (e.g. inspection results, convictions, collisions) and subsequent sanctioning. 

The Regional Operations Branch is responsible for staffing and operating of the truck inspection stations, as well as mobile facilities, throughout the province. There are four regions: Central, Eastern, Western and Northern.

Included In Groups

MTO - Ministry of Transportation of Ontario

Associated Inventory

MTO CV Enforcement Officers
MTO CV Roadside Data Capture Systems
MTO Weigh-in-Motion Equipment
MTO CV Roadside Inspection Facilities
MTO CV Enquiry Systems
MTO CV Mobile Inspection Equipment
MTO CV Wireless Roadside Inspection Equipment
MTO CV Carrier Enforcement Program Systems
MTO CV Electronic Clearance System

Operational Concepts

AreaRole and Responsibility
Archived Data SystemsSharing data with other agencies in Canada (e.g. MTQ/SAAQ) and along the border.
Operators of commercial vehicle licensing and inspection provide data on licensing status, inspection reports, accident reports, etc. to the federal data archive systems.
Commercial Vehicle OperationsAdminister motor vehicle and driver licensing.
Exchange credentials and status information involving fuel taxes with IFTA.
Operate and maintain inspection facilities (permanent and mobile) to monitor commercial vehicle safety, credentials, and compliance with provincial and federal regulations, including the use of electronic communications with the vehicles and with central databases.
Coordinate commercial vehicle credentialing with adjacent provincial/state commercial vehicle departments.
Exchange credentials and status information involving carrier and driver registration with IRP.
Exchange credentials and status information with the Canadian Carrier Data Exchange System.
Perform oversize/overweight enforcement.
Manage and issue oversize/overweight permits.
Inform public safety of any traffic events involving dangerous goods.
Administer and operate trusted carrier and pre-clearance programs to facilitate efficient goods movement.
Support the application and payment for commercial vehicle credentials.
International Border CrossingsProvide screening and inspection results to the Border information systems.
Share information concerning trucking movements with border agencies.
Provide information about carriers who have made border credential applications such as commercial drivers license information and carrier safety status.